Report: Apple Pencil 3 With Magnetic Tips Likely to Be Announced Instead of New iPads

While multiple reports have indicated that Apple plans to announce updated iPad Air, iPad mini, and entry-level iPad models this week, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes a third-generation Apple Pencil is more likely to be announced instead of new iPads.

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An excerpt from the report, computer translated by Bing:

MacOTAKARA believes that rather than an update to the iPad itself, the Apple Pencil 3 will be launched, which will come with a replaceable magnet tip.

Last month, leaker "Majin Bu" said the new Apple Pencil would feature interchangeable magnetic tips for drawing, technical drawing, and digital painting.

The second-generation Apple Pencil was announced on October 30, 2018. It comes with one non-magnetic tip, with replacement tips available. The second-generation Apple Pencil attaches magnetically to 2018 and newer iPad Pro models, 2020 and newer iPad Air models, and the latest iPad mini. In the U.S., it is priced at $129.

Apple also continues to sell the first-generation Apple Pencil with a Lightning connector for the tenth-generation entry-level iPad and some older iPad models. It has been rumored that this Apple Pencil model might be updated with a USB-C connector soon. The original Apple Pencil was released in November 2015 for $99.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today said Apple is making progress on new iPad models, but he believes that the release of these devices "won't happen this month."

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Top Rated Comments

klasma Avatar
8 months ago

To what end?
To the front end, I think.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejadedmonkey Avatar
8 months ago

people laughing at a lightning pencil connected to the iPad sticking out are the same people praising a pencil connected via usb-c the same way.

so stupid.
It's 100% wireless. It doesn't connect via USB-C, what are you talking about?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
8 months ago

To what end? What benefit does a magnetic tip provide if the display isn’t also magnetic or a ferrous metal?
The tips are attached magnetically to the pencil and are changeable for different glide feelings or other things. The magnets have nothing to do with the device the pencil is being used on.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boil Avatar
8 months ago

To what end? What benefit does a magnetic tip provide if the display isn’t also magnetic or a ferrous metal?

...the new Apple Pencil would feature interchangeable magnetic tips ('') for drawing, technical drawing, and painting.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
8 months ago
Will this be an in person event or no?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KurtWilde Avatar
8 months ago
Make it work for the phone!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)